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reviewed It's a Wonderful Life (1947 movie). December 27, 2013
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It's a Wonderful Life
I looked up the writers of the classic Frank Capra flick It's a Wonderful Life. Capra's name was among them, and when I did some further-depth research about his own life, I was a little surprised to …
reviewed Howard the Duck. October 28, 2013
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Howard the Duck
Ooooh, Howard the Duck...an odd choice for Marvel to make for it's first comic to big screen adaption and after it hit the theater like a rotten egg in the mid 80's, I'm surprised that they …
reviewed Hot Fuzz (2007). June 05, 2013
Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
   Simon Pegg plays a London police officer who is too good at his job. After making the other London police officers look bad, his boss decides to send him to a small town in the country side, …
reviewed Star Trek (2009). March 23, 2013
Star Trek Poster
What was your first impression? Very negative        Plot summary? A new cast of the characters having the same name is introduced with a new storyline. Kirk and Spock forge …
reviewed Zookeeper. February 12, 2013
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Zookeeper
            ZOOKEEPER      It is no secret that I am a Kevin James fan and I guarantee that I will enjoy any thing that the man is in. I LOVED …
reviewed District 9. December 24, 2012
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District 9
District 9 is one of those movies that I bought on DVD (though I soon upgraded to blu-ray) on a whim and wasn't burned by a bad movie. This was one of those times that I wish I watched the movie in …
reviewed Mulholland Dr.. October 07, 2012
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Mulholland Dr.
**** out of ****    After one has seen David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive", the word "Silencio" has become one of the most haunting words in cinema since those spoken by Marlon Brando …
reviewed Rushmore. September 16, 2012
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Rushmore
**** out of ****    For the longest time after seeing it for the first time, I loved Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" without knowing what made it so special to me, when compared to say, …
reviewed Rear Window. August 17, 2012
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Rear Window
**** out of ****    **** out of ****    I don't recall ever coming across a house without windows. The window in itself is a powerful invention; often found in …
reviewed The Birds. August 17, 2012
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The Birds
***1/2 out of ****    It would be too easy writing off Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as dated or foul. This is the kind of thriller that makes younger audiences laugh with its now-silly …
reviewed Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie). August 17, 2012
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Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie)
*** out of ****    Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" stylistically reverses the intentions that we are to expect from both cinematic and non-cinematic outings starring everyone's favorite …
reviewed Clash of the Titans (2010). July 19, 2012
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Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
*1/2 out of ****    I'm starting to think it's nigh impossible to make a good "Clash of the Titans" movie. The first - and unfortunately not last - was from 1981 and failed to leave …
reviewed Clash of the Titans (1981 film). July 19, 2012
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Clash of the Titans
*1/2 out of ****    If an older film can be considered "dated" - even by those who claim to be film aficionados - then was it really any good to begin with? I asked myself this very …
reviewed Jaws (1975 film). July 14, 2012
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Jaws (Widescreen Anniversary Collector's Edition)
**** out of ****    The dead body that is discovered washed up on Amity Island's beach in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" will instantly remind most people of mystery and noir films of the …
reviewed Rope (1948 movie). June 14, 2012
Rope
Two pompous young men (John Dall, Farley Granger) commit a murder just for the thrill and satisfaction of pulling off the perfect crime. They hide the body in their living room and then host a cocktail …
reviewed Session 9 (2001 movie). June 13, 2012
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Session 9
If nothing else, director/screenwriter/editor Brad Anderson possesses proven faculties for generating palpable dread and coaxing arresting performances from a gifted cast - and David Caruso, as well! …
reviewed Planet of the Apes. May 13, 2012
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Planet of the Apes
So, no one ever told me the original Planet of the Apes movie was about religion! Now I can finally see what everyone had against the Tim Burton remake which came out a few years ago. (I was not a fan …
reviewed Hot Fuzz (2007). April 11, 2012
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Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
**** out of ****    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds himself the victim of "for-the-hell-of-it" logic. An intelligent, fast-talking police officer in London's Metropolitan Police …
reviewed Do the Right Thing. March 21, 2012
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Do the Right Thing film poster
**** out of ****    It's the hottest day of the summer in an all-black neighborhood somewhere in Brooklyn. Residents search for beer in a blazing wasteland of heat, while others simply …
reviewed The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film). March 02, 2012
I like Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) the same way I like To Catch a Thief. Both are big, fat, slick and satisfying entertainments made by a professional at the top of his game, with …
reviewed TRON: Legacy. January 05, 2012
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Tron Legacy
“Tron Legacy eh? Isn’t Tron that weird old movie with the terrible computer graphics?”      Those were my first words when I heard of this movie. I remember watching …
reviewed Fight Club (1999 movie). December 25, 2011
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Fight Club
NOTE: This was formatted for my blog, so just in case you plan to waste your time reading(as in the pictures and spacing won't be correctly placed) , follow the link :http://rantsofadegenerate.blogspot.com …
reviewed She. December 02, 2011
I have been under the weather the past week nursing a really bad cold.   I have spent a lot of time under the comforter watching old movies on Netflix.   I have been watching some …
reviewed Amelie. November 13, 2011
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**** out of ****     "Amelie" is a brilliant work of cinema that contains one of the most delightful and instantly endearing heroines ever put on film. Written and directed by the …
reviewed The Agony and the Ecstasy. November 05, 2011
The Agony and the Ecstasy
What's the film about?  The story of the painting of the Sistine Chapel find Charlton Heston playing yet another iconic historic figure, Michelangelo.   The story is based on the novel …
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